Fashion chameleon Casey Spooner in one of his stage worthy get ups
Fischerspooner front man Casey Spooner can finally take a place comfortably behind a deejay booth. After performing all over Europe and a sold out show at the MOMA to promote their third and latest album “Entertainment,” this Friday evening, Casey will be doing a deejay set at New York’s Museum of Natural History. It’s also the premiere of director/performer Adam Dugas’ video for “the Best Revenge,” a collaboration with Joe Cacioppo.
The theme of the evening revolves around animals, sometimes wild. So to celebrate Casey’s seeming animal of choice — the chameleon — at least in terms of style, I asked him to describe his inclinations.
He LOVES many clothing creators, including Tom Ford, Christian Lacroix, and Walter Von Beirendonck, but he rambled on about the first four listed below. And so the master states:
It’s no secret I am a chameleon. Ever since I can remember, I look different every six months. It’s not something I plan; it’s just part of my nature and part of being a performer. Transformation.”
My taste really is about extremes– either incredibly classic or extremely creative. My life mirrors these extremes. On stage I try to push the boundaries of masculinity and have lots of fun creating an interesting image. Off stage I prefer something elegant. In my daily live I don’t feel like I have to be overly stylish as I make my statements about image in my work on stage and on camera. My new favorite look is my silver suit from Timothy Everest.
Some of my favorite designers…
Timothy Everest is a great tailor from London. He has made me several bespoke suits and I am hooked. Having a garment tailored to fit from scratch really is the ultimate. This season he made me a silver gray herringbone suit that I think is one of the best looks I have ever had. I am obsessed with silver and gray.
Gareth Pugh. I met Garth years ago when he was just getting started. I have watched him grow and build and I am a big fan. He has made several great showpieces for me. I love his menswear collection this winter.
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I love the bandana pieces from the last collection and the shoes he does for men are incredible. Riccardo strikes a cool balance between street wear and fashion– clothes that are interesting, but wearable. I need more. I am pissed that I didn’t get the pink lace look or the leather shorts from last season.
Jeremy Scott is a great pal and fun designer. I love how he is quintessentially American. He really is the Warhol of American fashion. His humor and theatricality are always exciting. He’s also, seriously, one of the funniest people I know. I LOVE hanging out with him and just listening to him.
**Please note: Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer are Fischerspooner, the original duo/music sensation.
Casey’s “street look”